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This is a preview of the full content of our Nice’s Best app.

Please consider downloading this app to support small independent publishing and because:

  • All content is designed for mobile devices and works best there.
  • Detailed in-app maps will help you find sites using your device’s GPS.
  • The app works offline (one time upgrade required on Android versions).
  • All advertising (only present on Android versions) can be removed.

The app will also allow you to:

  • Add custom locations to the app map (your hotel…).
  • Create your own list of favourites as you browse.
  • Search the entire contents using a fast and simple text-search tool.
  • Make one-click phone calls (on phones).
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French Riviera/Côte d'Azur

The Beach at St-Raphael

The French Riviera is known throughout the world as a fabulous playground on the shores of the Mediterranean where the rich and famous gather in exclusive places to sun themselves and generally have a great time.

Nowadays of course there is room for everyone and whole coast is a very popular holiday destination. It can be very busy especially during July and August and it worth trying to visit outside of the main season if you can.

There is no official boundary to the French Riviera. However, people usually consider the Riviera as the coastline from St Tropez in the Var to Menton in the Alpes-Maritimes on the Italian border where the Italian Riviera takes over in Liguria.

Please note that information about St Tropez and other great resorts can be found in my app Provence’s Best

The Esterel between Fréjus & Cannes

The app includes my Riviera: a drive from Nice to Italy itinerary - an excellent way to make sure you don't miss any of the region's highlights.

Further easy day-trips covered by this app, will include world-renowned destinations of Riviera aficionados: Antibes, Cannes and St-Paul-de-Vence.

Beaches of Nice

Beaches around Nice

Cannes and Around



A resort with a fort & a dash of Picasso


A beautiful place by the sea

Promenade des Anglais

The English Way in Nice


A beach resort with a perched village above


The World's best address?

Villa Kérylos

Replica Classical Greek Villa on the Riviera


Nice's deep water port

Text © Paul Shawcross

Images by Open Street Map & C Williams, © Paul Shawcross